Neal S. Parikh, MD, on Smoking Rates Among Survivors of Acute Ischemic Stroke

In this podcast, Dr Parikh discusses the findings of his recent study, which indicated that smoking rates have not decreased over the past 2 decades among survivors of acute ischemic stroke, unlike the general population. He also reviews pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions that may aid smoking cessation efforts among stroke survivors. Read the transcript here.

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Neal S. Parikh, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of neurology in the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit in the Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.

Reference:
Parikh NS, Chatterjee A, Díaz I, et al. Trends in active cigarette smoking among stroke survivors in the United States, 1999 to 2018. Stroke. 2020;51(6). doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029084